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Bungie Could Be Working On Free Trial Program For Destiny 2

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

These days developers and publishers love to encourage gamers to pre-order games before they are released, sometimes tempting gamers with bonus in-game content as an incentive. However some gamers might prefer waiting for the game to be released before buying, like waiting to check out reviews and so on.

Now if you’re the type that likes to try before they buy, you might be interested to learn that a free trial feature could be coming to Destiny 2 soon. It has been noted that a new emblem added to the game called the Mentor of Light, which in turn has led to speculation that a free trial feature could be coming to the game.

With the original Destiny, Bungie did introduce a free trial where players could unlock a limited amount of content before deciding if they wanted to buy the game, so it wouldn’t really be a stretch to think that such a feature could find its way to Destiny 2 in the future as well. Based on the emblem, it has been hinted that the free trial for Destiny 2 could function similarly, where players can access some story missions and some Crucible modes, and where players who help trial players can earn the Mentor of Light emblem.

There is no word on when this feature will be officially announced, but we’ll keep an eye out for it.

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Destiny 2’s PS4 Pro & Xbox One X Enhancements Coming Next Month

Tyler Lee November 10, 2017

While the PS4 and Xbox One were powerful in their own right, given that these days we’re starting to see our media content moving towards 4K, it makes sense that gaming will also make that jump as well. This is why Sony and Microsoft have since launched the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X respectively.

So what about existing games that weren’t necessarily designed for these consoles in mind? While we can’t speak for all developers and all games, the good news is that Bungie has announced that Destiny 2 will be set to get its PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements in an update to the game in December.

According to Bungie’s announcement, “On December 5, along with the launch of Curse of Osiris and Season Two, we’ll be deploying an update to Destiny 2 that will deliver stunning gameplay with high dynamic range (HDR) lighting to these new consoles. You’ll also see adaptive 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K on the Xbox One X.”

The developer doesn’t dive into any technical details as to what we can expect in terms of an enhancement, but given that the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X does support higher resolutions and are more powerful, we suppose at the very least we’ll be seeing some graphical improvements, so Destiny 2 players who own either console, this is an update you’ll want to keep an eye out for.

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First Destiny 2 Expansion Releases On December 5th

Adnan Farooqui October 30, 2017

Destiny 2 players will soon be able to get their hands on the first expansion for this title. It has been confirmed at Sony’s Paris Games Week conference today when the Curse of Osiris is going to be released for Destiny 2. It’s the first post-launch expansion for this title. A trailer has been released to give us our first official look at the Curse of Osiris.

Some details about the Curse of Osiris expansion for Destiny 2 were leaked online recently but the trailer that has been released today provides us with official information about the expansion. The Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris expansion is going to focus on a Vex invasion of Mercury. Players will have to go up against Osiris.

Longtime Destiny players will find this name familiar as it has been long associated with Destiny’s lore. The name first surfaced in the “Trials of Osiris” competitive multiplayer mode in the original Destiny game.

The Curse of Osiris expansion is also reportedly going to bring new activities, new loot, and even a new planet for players to explore. A boost to the level cap might be included as well. Destiny 2’s first expansion titled Curse of Osiris is going to be released on December 5th.

The expansion will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. It’s the first of two planned expansions for Destiny 2. The second expansion is scheduled to be released in spring 2018.

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Destiny 2 PC Versus PS4 Graphics Comparison

Tyler Lee October 26, 2017

The debate surrounding PC versus console gaming will probably never end given how different both platforms are from each other. PC gamers could argue that PCs can do more than just play games, and they can be customized according to a gamer’s preference and budget. Console gamers on the other hand can argue that they’ll never have to worry about not being able to run a game.

That being said, there is one distinct advantage PC gamers have over console gamers and that is the choice of hardware such as GPUs, where PC gamers with a bigger budget can afford better hardware that allows them to push their games to higher limits. In fact just recently the folks at Digital Foundry have put together a video comparing the graphics of Destiny 2 on the PC versus that of the PS4.

For those unfamiliar, Destiny 2 was launched on the PC just the other day, making it the first Destiny 2 game to find its way onto the PC. In the video above, Digital Foundry does an excellent job of comparing what the game looks like on either platform, comparing features like shadow quality, frame rate, textures, LOD, and more.

It is clear that the PC has the advantage here, but we should note that graphics is just one aspect of gaming, and that there are other factors to consider too, but if you’re going purely for graphics and you have the hardware to support it, it looks like PCs have the win here.

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Destiny 2 PC Players Are Still Being Banned Without Reason

Adnan Farooqui October 25, 2017


The much-awaited PC release of Destiny 2 finally took place yesterday and it seems that the launch hasn’t been without hiccups. According to reports, Destiny 2 PC players are being banned for no apparent reason. This is obviously irking a lot of players who have waited a long time to play this game on their gaming machines. Dozens of Destiny 2 players on PC have reported that they have been banned for no reason.

The problem was initially believed to be the use of third-party software that clashes with the Destiny 2 PC client by inserting code, that’s not something that Bungie allows. Bungie said that this policy is meant to ensure the security of the PC version, to prevent hacking and cheating.

This policy drops the banhammer on some functionality related to game capture and livestreaming of popular gaming apps. Even voice chat apps like Discord and Mumble are not exempt from this. Bungie did say that players should be able to use apps like these alongside Destiny 2 but that the title would block software overlays.

Perhaps the “should” part needs more clarity. Since the game went live on PC yesterday, dozens of players have reported on the developer’s forums and reddit that they have been banned from playing the game for no apparent reason.

On the other hand, some players say that they have been able to use NVIDIA GeForce Experience that uses a screen overlay without being banned. It’s unclear what’s causing this issue because players who don’t have anything else but the game and Battle.net app installed on their machines are being banned as well.

Bungie said earlier today that it’s not blocking players due to third-party software. It even said that “We do block programs from pushing their code into our game. Most overlays work like that. We don’t ban for that tho. That’s internet BS.”

The issue doesn’t seem to have been resolved so far, so to be on the safe side, Destiny 2 players on PC should avoid such apps altogether until there’s a definite explanation for this.

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Bungie Not Banning Destiny 2 PC Players Over Third-Party Software

Tyler Lee October 25, 2017

Nobody likes a cheat, which is why many developers these days are clamping down hard on those caught cheating, like with Blizzard’s Overwatch where there are no second chances for cheaters. Now you might have heard that Destiny 2 for the PC has recently been launched and it seems that quite a few players have already been banned.

However the issue is that these players, or at least some of them, are claiming to be innocent and that the accusations of them using third-party software to inject code into the game and getting banned is not true. For PC gamers who are thinking of using third-party software to monitor performance, you can rest assured that you won’t get banned for this.

Bungie has since come forward and clarified that despite what some people on the internet are claiming, they are not banning gamers for using such software. The tweet reads, “We do block programs from pushing their code into our game. Most overlays work like that. We don’t ban for that tho. That’s internet BS.”

However if you want to play it safe, maybe for now you can avoid using programs that offer in-game overlays, or if you have to, then note that NVIDIA’s Shadowplay and AMD’s ReLive are currently supported, but other apps might not be for now. We expect that this should be resolved over time as Bungie starts to recognize what apps are cheats and what apps aren’t.

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Destiny 2 For The PC Is Now Live

Tyler Lee October 24, 2017

The problem with platform exclusivity is that sometimes it risks alienating potential gamers who would love to play the game, but don’t own the particular console the game has launched on. Such was the case with Bungie’s Destiny title that was exclusive to consoles but not on the PC, but that has changed.

If you’re interested in checking out Destiny 2, you’ll be pleased to learn that Destiny 2 for the PC is now live. Note that Destiny 2 was released slightly earlier for console gamers before it found its way onto the PC about a month later, but we suppose better late than never, right? This means that PC gamers looking to enjoy the game on their computers will now be able to do so. If you haven’t pre-ordered the game, not to worry as you’ll be able to purchase it anyway.

Destiny 2 marks the first time that Bungie and Activision are bringing the Destiny franchise to the PC. Hopefully this will continue to be the case for future releases. It also marks the first time that a non-Blizzard game is made available via the Battle.net Launcher, but that’s not surprising given Activision is under the same Activision-Blizzard umbrella.

So far Destiny 2 appears to be off to a great start, with the latest figures from the NPD Group showing that it could be 2017’s best-selling title, although that could be contested once Call of Duty: WWII is released.

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Destiny 2 Is The Best-Selling Game For 2017

Tyler Lee October 23, 2017

Bungie’s latest installment in the Destiny franchise, Destiny 2, was launched just last month. However it seems that whatever Bungie has done with Destiny 2 has proven to be a hit amongst gamers because according to the latest figures from the NPD Group, Destiny 2 has managed to become the best-selling title for 2017.

The game has managed to stop the charts for the month of September, but it also seems that it has done well enough for it to be one of the best-selling games of the year. Destiny 2 has managed to displace titles like Ghost Recon: Wildlands which held onto the top spot for the past six months. It was also pitted against the likes of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1, although it eventually managed to displace both of them.

However it is possible that Destiny 2 might not be able to hold onto the title as Call of Duty: WWII is expected to be released soon as well, but either way it did a pretty good job getting to the top spot nonetheless. Destiny 2 also marks the first time that Bungie and Activision will be bringing Destiny onto the PC.

It’s also interesting as Destiny 2 will be the first non-Blizzard game that will be available via the Battle.net Launcher application.

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Destiny 2 Boasting Over 1.2 Million Concurrent Players Online

Tyler Lee September 11, 2017

Following the success of Destiny, it did not come as a surprise that Bungie would launch a sequel in the form of Destiny 2. So far reviews of the game have been mostly positive, which is why it doesn’t really surprise us to learn that there are many players who are playing the game at the moment.

In a tweet by Destiny 2’s developer, Bungie, they have revealed that the game has managed to hit 1.2 million concurrent players online (via IGN). This means that around the world, there are 1.2 million players who are playing the game at the same time. This is a rather impressive figure given that Destiny 2 was released just not too long ago, and we should also point out the fact that Destiny 2 is also going to be released for the PC on the 24th of October.

Thank you all so much for playing, Guardians! Right now Destiny 2 has over 1.2 Million concurrent players online. We’ll see you in the wild.

— Bungie (@Bungie) September 9, 2017

This means that combined with the number of players on console, we should see those numbers rise even further. However at the same time, excitement over a new game can somewhat artificially boost the player count, similar to what Pokemon GO was like during its initial launch. We would probably have to give it a few months or even a year before those numbers start to settle, but for now it looks like Destiny 2 is off to a pretty good start.

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Microtransactions Will Be Returning To Destiny 2

Tyler Lee September 3, 2017

If you’re someone who isn’t a fan of microtransactions inside of a game that you’ve just paid full price for, then you might be disappointed to learn that microtransactions will seemingly be making a return to Bungie’s upcoming Destiny 2. This is according to a recent flyer posted by GameStop in which is appears to confirm that silver will be making its return.

For those unfamiliar, silver is a currency that was introduced midway through the first Destiny game. However for the most part it seemed that the microtransactions were mostly for cosmetics and emotes, meaning that it wasn’t a pay-to-win kind of situation and that it is entirely optional and won’t affect gameplay.

Presumably this will be the same case for Destiny 2, although we guess there are probably gamers who would much rather that they did not have to spend additional real-life money if they can help it. From what we can tell, 1,000 silvers will be sold at $9.99, while 2,000 will be sold at $19.99.

We expect more details will be revealed in the future once the game has been launched, which is currently set for the 6th of September where it will be released on consoles, followed by a launch later on for PC gamers.

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